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We’re excited to have 29 IES Abroad Correspondents sharing their writing, photography, video, and other creative projects with us in Summer 2019.

At the end of the day, our ultimate mission at IES Abroad is to increase the number of students who are able to enjoy the unforgettable and life-changing experience of study abroad.

You know that feeling when you’re rushing to write a paper the night before it’s due, and you realize you forgot your textbook in your room, only to head back and remember you lent it to your classmate who's out of town? Oh, and your laundry is piling up, you need to book your flight home for sum

Meet Jay Lauf (IES Abroad Durham 1984-85 | Connecticut College), co-CEO of Quartz, a global digital news site with more than 100 journalists on five continents. Read on as Jay shares his professional journey in journalism, the inspiration behind Quartz, and how lessons learned abroad have impacted him every step of the way.

Once a year, nearly 200 international education professionals head to Capitol Hill for NAFSA’s Advocacy Day, where they’re given the chance to educate Congress on the value of international education and the need for a more globally engaged and welcoming United States.

The adjustment period students go through when studying abroad can be challenging, but our student Correspondents know how to navigate it.

Whether you live in a skyscraper in Shanghai or snorkel with sea turtles in the Galápagos Islands, studying abroad has the power to change the way you see the world – in little and big ways.

Our Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador Ambassadors are no strangers to nostalgia. We asked them to share their responses to “You know you studied abroad in Latin America when…”

After doing development work in Dominica in the 8th grade, Nalini Peres-da-Silva (IES Abroad Santiago, Summer 2015) knew she wanted to join the Peace Corps. Fast forward to today, Nalini is working as a Health and HIV/AIDS Capacity Building Specialist with the Peace Corps in Botswana. Find out how study abroad helped her get there.

There’s no denying it, studying abroad in South Africa changed your life in the big ways you perceive the world and the little day-to-day habits that you still can’t break even after you’ve returned home.